THE WINNER AND THE BEST IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
JESSE MARUNDE, SEQUIM, WA.
Jesse shows why his Olympic Lifting background is
so helpful with a prefect power jerk on the Log Lift.
Jesse did an easy 6 reps with the 295 lb log.
Winning the Truck Pull in 40 seconds for 100 feet.
The truck and trailer weighed 38, 000 lbs.
JON ANDERSON, NOVATO, CA.
Jon was 3rd on the Farmers Walk left, and 2nd on the Truck Pull right.
Watch out for this guy!!
Jesse predicts Jon will be a full fledged pro within a year.
COREY ST CLAIR, BOISE, ID
Corey failed to hold his jerk, and that cost him 2nd place overall by 1/2 point.
Corey loads the first stone on his way to 2nd place on that event.
THE REST OF THE ATHLETES
Trevor Crandell, Redmond, WA
Rocco Liogghio, WA
Brian Rehberg, Tri Cities, WA
Bob Cole Jr., Wilton, Maine
Mike Kromer, Tri Cities, WA
Corey St Clair breaking yours truly's
NW Rolling Thunder record of 227 lbs!
After the contest Corey lifted 240 1/2 lb.
There's an old saying! "If you want something done right, do it yourself". So Grant Higa, a veteran of some 20 Strongman contests himself, did just that. He ran his own Strongman contest, and I have to say he did a first rate job. This by far was the best SMC held to date in the Pacific NW.
The venue at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR proved to be perfect. Also the timing worked in the contest's favor, holding it on the university's "Dad's Day" for the OSU's Beavers Football Game. Many of the spectators, who were there for the game, lined each side of the SMC area, before leaving for the stadium to watch the game.
The only negative thing about this contest was that no strongmen from the state of Oregon entered, even though 4 other states were represented. One competitor, Bob Cole came all the way from Maine. Shame on the Oregon Strongman community.
Truck Pull The Log Tire Farmers Stones
Jesse- 40.05 Jesse- 6 reps Jesse Jesse- 19 sec Jesse- all 5
Jon----42.12 Jon----5 reps Corey Corey- 31 Corey- 3 in 42 sec
Corey-45 5 way tie- 0 reps Jon Jon---- 42 Jon---- 3 in 62
1. Jesse Marunde(WA) 33 points (winner & $750)
2. Jon Anderson(CA) 25 points ($500)
3. Corey St. Clair(ID) 24.5 pts ($250)
4. Trevor Crandall(WA) 14.5 pts
5. Rocco Liogghio(WA) 13.5 pts
6. Brian Rehberg(WA) 12.5 pts
7. Bob Cole Jr.(Maine) 3 points(w/d due to injury)
8. Mike Kromer(WA) 1 point(w/d due to injury.)
TO THE CABLE/ BAR GUY'S